Lewis Douglas Meredith Collection
Scope and Content
The Lewis Douglas Meredith papers consist primarily of typescripts of speeches and articles by Meredith, and of newspaper clippings by or about him. The great majority of these deal with subjects within the banking, investment, and insurance fields. The collection is arranged chronologically, with a small number of undated papers grouped by general subject, and several bound scrap books and typescripts boxed together in one carton.
- Meredith, Lewis Douglas, 1905- (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.
Lewis Douglas Meredith, professor, insurance executive, and public official, was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on May 7, 1905. He received his A.B. and A.M. from Syracuse University (1926, 1927), and his Ph.D. from Yale in 1933. Meredith served as an instructor at Syracuse (1925-1927) and as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont (1927-1935). He briefly held the position of Vermont State Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, but resigned in 1935 to join National Life until 1968, in a variety of high-ranking executive positions. During this period, he also served as an executive for numerous other companies, including Allegheny Airlines, Vermont Electrical Power Company, Vermont Yankee Nuclear power Corporation, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, and the Chittenden Trust Company. In addition, he was named to many state and local welfare and service councils, committees, and organizations from the 1940s to the 1970s.
4.0 Linear feet (3 cartons, 2 volumes)
The L. Douglas Meredith papers consist primarily of typescripts of speeches and articles by Meredith, and of newspaper clippings by or about him. The great majority of these deal with subjects within the banking, investment, and insurance fields.
For current information on the location of these materials, please contact Special Collections.
- Guide to the L. Douglas Meredith Collection, 1925-1971
- Language of description